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Canon PowerShot SX40 HS

Canon PowerShot SX40 HS
92
Reviews
170 Reviews + 6 Awards
77
Features
Good Features
79
Popularity
Lots of Positive Reviews
64
Age
7 Years Old
75
Kagoo Score
Very Good
Our Verdict:
Several reviews mentioned that this digital camera has an excellent zoom, good features and it's able to produce good images. It's a huge optical zoom and multi award winning 557g digital camera, with a good spec.
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4000 x
3000
pixels
12.1MP
35x
Optical Zoom
1920 x
1080
(Full
2.7
Minimum Aperture
Image
Stabilis-
er
1s
Camera Shutter Speed
3,200
Maximum ISO Speed
Built-in
Flash
557g
CMOS
1/2 to
1/2.5"
bridge
SD /
SDHC /
SDXC /
2.7"
Screen
Multi
Burst
Mode
4x
Digital Zoom
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Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. There was a cheaper price of $249.99 on eBay 16 days ago. We predict that the price will go down again.

There is a 55% chance that the price of the Canon PowerShot SX40 HS will go down in the next 2 weeks. We forecast that prices might drop by up to $28 over this period.

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With outstanding reviews, we have ranked the Canon PowerShot SX40 HS number 81 in best selling cameras and number 88 across all digital cameras.

75

75
Kagoo Score
92
Reviews
77
Features
80
Popularity
0
Value for Money
64
Age

75

75
Kagoo Score

Why Has it Scored 75?

several reviews mentioned that it has great expert reviews and fantastic user reviews with an average overall rating of 87%, based on 170 reviews. This digital camera has received six awards including a "Recommended" award from Ephotozine plus three other sites and a "Highly Recommended" award from Gadgetspeak.com. Looking across the entire Nikon digital camera range, the average reviews for all Nikon digital cameras are also excellent.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer digital cameras with better features are available. However this Canon digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering.
The PowerShot SX40 HS has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Bigger than average optical zoom
Has an image stabiliser
Features
Go far, get closer with 35x zoom
35x ultra wide-angle zoom with USM
Shake-free images with intelligent IS
HS system with DIGIC 5
Full HD movies with HDMI-CEC

What is the Kagoo Score?

We calculate the Kagoo Score for each digital camera by looking at its reviews, features, popularity, age and value for money.

The Kagoo Score is an easy way to understand whether the digital camera is recommended.

The Kagoo Scores are constantly being updated. As newer, higher spec digital cameras come to market, the older digital cameras will gradually have their Kagoo Score reduced.

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is very good for landscape photography. It is also very good for portrait photography as well being very good for everyday photography.
92
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Average Review Score

4.4 stars (170 reviews)

54%

of Customers Would Recommend
5 Stars
91 Reviews
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42 Reviews
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4 Recommended Awards

The Canon PowerShot SX40 HS has received four Recommended Awards from a number of expert reviews sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine and Trusted Reviews.
Recommended from PhotographyBlog.com Recommended from Ephotozine Recommended from Trusted Reviews Recommended from Camera Labs

Highly Recommended Award

It's received a Highly Recommended Award from gadgetspeak.com.
Highly Recommended from gadgetspeak.com

Buying Tip Award

This digital camera has received a Buying Tip Award from Magnus.de.
Buying Tip from Magnus.de

What Are People Saying About the Canon PowerShot SX40 HS?

Picture Quality
53
12
Lens System
53
9
Features
17
0
Viewfinder / Screen
11
5
Price
20
8
Ease of Use
23
0
Size and Weight
9
11
Video Capability
4
2
Design
13
2
Flash
2
3
Landscape Photography
1
3
Battery
5
1
Portrait Photography
2
0
Wildlife Photography
2
0
Support
3
2
Sports Photography
0
1
Noise Level
1
2
Capacity
1
0
The Majority of People Thought the Canon PowerShot SX40 HS Had a Good Price
  • ... plenty of creative tools. The price is the only stumbling block. At £380 it isn't bad value, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ48 boasts s...Long zoom. Great ...
    CNET.co.uk 1 Nov 2011
  • Getting serious about photography is not a cheap endeavour. Buying a basic DSLR setup isn't so painful, with decent models like the Nikon D3100 now available ...
    Trusted Reviews 31 Oct 2011
  • ... they use physically smaller sensors and therefore can't hold a candle to the real deal in terms of overall ima...Great image stabilisation. Good burst ...
    Trusted Reviews 31 Oct 2011
  • The Canon PowerShot SX40 HS superzoom may look a great deal like its SX30 IS predecessor, but the innards of this 35x optical zoom bridge camera have been ...
    Pocket Lint 27 Oct 2011
  • The Vast Majority of Owners Thought This Digital Camera Had a Good Battery Life

    Several people thought that the Canon PowerShot SX40 HS had a good battery life and was quick to charge.

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    Has a Good Battery Life
    3 people agree
    1 person disagrees
  • ... gimmicks. The images are crisp and clear. The flash works well. The battery life is fantastic. I have never run it down through using it even though I ...
    David - Amazon.co.uk 20 Mar 2013
  • ... below/above. Large size and very clear as is the viewfinder. Battery life on holiday was good, one recharge after 12 days of daily usage. Slight problem ...
    Plowst - Amazon.co.uk 1 Apr 2012
  • ... macro function is less than impressive. Vari-angle LCD IS A winner.Battery life is very good, still on initial charge after 2 weeks, Good value for money ...
    Trevor - Amazon.co.uk 1 Sep 2012
  • View All Reviews About Battery Life
    Quick to Charge
    2 people agree
    No people disagree
    Over 10 People Thought it Was Not a Good Size

    Several people thought that the Canon PowerShot SX40 HS was heavy and bulky, was a bad size and wasn't compact.

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    Heavy and Bulky
    6 people agree
    1 person disagrees
  • ... a great bridge camera and I use it a lot. I know people with DSLRs that rarely use them as they are too bulky. This is not a pocket camera but it is a ...
    David - Amazon.co.uk 20 Mar 2013
  • ... want to be burdened with, or it is not suitable to carry a larger and heavier camera...
    JimD - Amazon.co.uk 5 Mar 2013
  • Great,easy to use can be heavy when filming but a good camera when upgrading from a smaller digital one. Pictures are clear the flip lens is beneficial ...
    JJP - Amazon.co.uk 13 Sep 2012
  • I am very pleased with this camera I have a Canon 600D SLR with several lens up to 250mm I bought a Tokina 400mm without IS it was so heavy and I could ...
    Anton - Amazon.co.uk 15 Feb 2012
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    A Bad Size
    2 people agree
    3 people disagree
    Not {More} Compact
    2 people agree
    4 people disagree
    7 Out of 10 People Thought the Canon PowerShot SX40 HS Had a Good Design

    Over 10 people thought that the Canon PowerShot SX40 HS was good-looking.

  • The Canon PowerShot SX40 HS superzoom may look a great deal like its SX30 IS predecessor, but the innards of this 35x optical zoom bridge camera have been ...
    Pocket Lint 27 Oct 2011
  • ... shoe. On the other side of the h... At first glance, the Canon SX40 HS is simply a beautiful camera. When you get it into your hands, it's only just beginning ...
    Imaging Resource.com 2 Apr 2012
  • ... most compacts but not as big or heavy as an SLR. The camera looks beautiful with typical Canon finish. not too many buttons to intimidate. The camera fits ...
    Tim - Amazon.co.uk 8 Jan 2012
  • ... very controllable. The pictures are exceptionally sharp and have a beautiful colour balance. The camera has sooooo many modes and features that you should ...
    Ben - Amazon.co.uk 4 Aug 2013
  • The Vast Majority of People Thought it Was Easy to Use

    Over 10 people thought that the Canon PowerShot SX40 HS was very easy to use and several people thought that it also had good controls and was comfortable and easy to hold.

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    Very Easy to Use
    16 people agree
    No people disagree
  • Good camera, brilliant zoom, easy to use...
    John - Amazon.co.uk 6 Jan 2016
  • Bought this camera and I am in love with it.. its easy to use, fast, the zoom is brilliant, quality... overall, great buy!
    Dacil - Amazon.co.uk 25 Apr 2016
  • It does what it says easy to use fantastic zoom still finding other things that it can do.a good buy...
    THOMAS - Amazon.co.uk 4 Mar 2013
  • Good "in-between camera with easy to use options...
    Mr. - Amazon.co.uk 17 Aug 2015
  • View All Reviews About Easy to Use
    Has Good Controls
    10 people agree
    1 person disagrees
    Comfortable and Easy to Hold
    2 people agree
    1 person disagrees
    Most People Thought it Has Useful Technical Features

    More than 20 people thought that the Canon PowerShot SX40 HS had good features.

  • ... processor in... There's much to like about the Canon PowerShot SX40 HS. It's rich in features, with a powerful zoom, a sharp lens and plenty of creative ...
    CNET.co.uk 1 Nov 2011
  • ... stepping up to a Digital SLR. It has a great range of features that you can use to fine tune the camera to match your exact requirements. The Powersh... ...
    Cameras.co.uk 31 Mar 2012
  • ... 24-840mm. The SX40 is replacing the previous SX30IS model. In this new model is loaded with features like a... The win points for this camera are: 35x ...
    ld2.ciol.com 6 Mar 2012
  • ... bigger than the compacts but the zoom capability and overall feature set is excellent at this price point...
    Vinay - Amazon.co.uk 25 Nov 2012
  • Three People Thought it Was Good When it Came to Technical Guidance

    Two people thought that the Canon PowerShot SX40 HS had good technical guidance.

  • ... in a handbag. It i simple to use, but I would have liked an instruction booklet rather than just on-line instructions, this is really the only gripe I ...
    Sally - Amazon.co.uk 21 Jul 2013
  • ... IS PROVIDED. IF PRINTED WOULD RUN TO 212 PAGES. THE CAMERA SHOULD BE SENT OUT WITH A FULL INSTRUCTION BOOK. IF I AM AWAY FROM HOME, ON HOLIDAY, OR WALKING ...
    Lincolnshire - Amazon.co.uk 7 Mar 2012
  • Some People Thought it Had an Acceptable Noise Level

    Four people thought that the Canon PowerShot SX40 HS wasn't noisy.

  • ... control. It's a big shame...35x zoom range. Full HD video recording. Low noise levels. 10.3fps shooting. Poor EVF. No raw shooting.
    techradar.com/au/ 15 Dec 2011
  • ... system and now also support... For35x zoom rangeFull HD video recordingLow noise levels10.3fps shooting...35x zoom range. Full HD video recording. Low ...
    Techradar 8 Nov 2011
  • ... support by tripod or monopod.( Noise seemed to be a problem at ISO 800) Maybe I expected the sx40 to match up to my 500d and I suppose it wasn't quite ...
    Shadow1 - Amazon.co.uk 24 Aug 2012
  • ... larger), and the most important con...Very good photo quality, with low noise through ISO 800. Incredible 35X. 24 840 mm zoom lens. Optical image stabilization. ...
    dcresource.com 18 Dec 2011
  • One Person Thought it Had a Big Capacity
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    9 Out of 10 People Thought it Had a Lens That Was Good

    Over 60 people thought that the Canon PowerShot SX40 HS had a brilliant zoom and over 10 people thought that it also had a good lens. Several people also thought that it had an excellent image stabiliser and autofocus.

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    Has a Brilliant Zoom
    68 people agree
    5 people disagree
  • ... to like about the Canon PowerShot SX40 HS. It's rich in features, with a powerful zoom, a sharp lens and plenty of creative tools. The price is the only ...
    CNET.co.uk 1 Nov 2011
  • ... in an expensive system, and they're also fantastic for travel photographers who benefit from the extensive zoom and full manual control. It's a big shame...35x ...
    techradar.com/au/ 15 Dec 2011
  • ... sensor paired with the l... The Canon PowerShot SX40 will keep many a superzoom snapper happy thanks to the huge 24-840mm zoom and great image quality. ...
    Pocket Lint 27 Oct 2011
  • ... like Canon's own EOS Rebel T3i ($899.99, 3.5... The Canon PowerShot SX40 HS offers an impressive 35x zoom range, fast continuous shooting, and very good ...
    PC Mag 25 Oct 2011
  • View All Reviews About Zoom
    Has a Good Lens
    16 people agree
    3 people disagree
    Has a Superb Image Stabiliser
    11 people agree
    No people disagree
    Has a Superb Autofocus
    8 people agree
    5 people disagree
    More Than 10 People Thought the Canon PowerShot SX40 HS Did Not Have a Good Screen or Viewfinder

    Several people thought that the Canon PowerShot SX40 HS had a bad screen, viewfinder and didn't have an electronic viewfinder.

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    Has a Bad Screen
    8 people agree
    13 people disagree
  • ... isn’t an option, the Canon PowerShot SX40 HS delivers the goods with its extremely broad focal range (not to mention tilting LCD screen)...Big zoom. ...
    T3.com 1 Dec 2011
  • ... full resolution. Electronic viewfinder. Canon PowerShot S 40 HS. A larger screen would be good. Costs similar to that of an entry level DSLR.
    Ephotozine 18 Jan 2012
  • ... hotshoe. Fast continuous shooting option. Relatively small and coarse screen compared to rivals. Buffer at 10.3fps only lasts for about one second of action. ...
    Camera Labs 30 Sep 2011
  • ... stabilisation, hotshoe for external flash. Not very different to S 30. 2.7in screen is small and low resolution, viewfinder is like a TV at the end of ...
    Pocket Lint 27 Oct 2011
  • View All Reviews About Screen
    Has a Bad Viewfinder
    7 people agree
    4 people disagree
    Doesn't Have an Electronic Viewfinder
    3 people agree
    No people disagree
    Over 90 People Thought it Produced Good Quality Pictures

    Over 60 people thought that the Canon PowerShot SX40 HS was able to produce good images and several people thought that it also had a good picture resolution, picture quality and image sensor.

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    Able to Produce Good Images
    67 people agree
    12 people disagree
  • The Canon SX40 produces sharp, high quality images in most conditions. However, it isn't immune to the limitations of a smaller lens and sensor. The is ...
    digitalcamerareview.com 16 Nov 2011
  • ... ultrawide-angle 35x zoo... If you're after a wide and long lens and excellent photo quality, the Canon PowerShot SX40 HS is a standout. In features, design, ...
    CNET.com.au 7 Dec 2011
  • Video Review: The Canon PowerShot SX40 digital camera makes shooting photos even easier with a built-in 35x zoom, a 12.1 megapixel sensor, Canon's DIGIC ...
    g4tv.com 26 Oct 2011
  • ... in an expensive system, and they're also fantastic for travel photographers who benefit from the extensive zoom and full manual control. It's a big shame...35x ...
    techradar.com/au/ 15 Dec 2011
  • View All Reviews About Pics
    Has a Good Picture Resolution
    11 people agree
    7 people disagree
    Has a Good Picture Quality
    7 people agree
    No people disagree
    Has a Good Image Sensor
    5 people agree
    1 person disagrees
    Good in Low Light
    4 people agree
    1 person disagrees
    Has a Good ISO Range
    3 people agree
    5 people disagree
    Most Customers Thought it Was Not Good for Video Capture

    More than 10 people thought that the Canon PowerShot SX40 HS was bad for video recording.

  • ... including OIS. A steady grip is a must at maximum telephoto. Movie quality not state-of-the-art.
    Digitaltrends.com 19 Oct 2011
  • ... built-in GPS, no RAW, can't assemble its own panoramas. Continuous AF sometimes struggled a little during video.
    Camera Labs 30 Sep 2011
  • ... electronic viewfinder. Bulky. Noisy at ISO 1600 and above. 1080p video capture limited to 24fps.
    PC Mag 25 Oct 2011
  • ... electronic viewfinder. Bulky. Noisy at ISO 1600 and above. 1080p video capture limited to 24fps. Awesome 24 840mm zoom. Quality stills, accurate colors. ...
    Trusted Reviews 31 Oct 2011
  • 6 Out of 10 Customers Thought it Had a Good Flash

    Four people thought that the Canon PowerShot SX40 HS had an outstanding flash.

  • On top the hot shoe is covered by a flexible cap right behind the built-in flash. A flash button to the left cycles through the flash options when you ...
    Imaging Resource.com 2 Apr 2012
  • ... are useful and not just gimmicks. The images are crisp and clear. The flash works well. The battery life is fantastic. I have never run it down through ...
    David - Amazon.co.uk 20 Mar 2013
  • ... rival...Decent image quality, mega zoom, optical image stabilisation, hotshoe for external flash. Not very different to S 30. 2.7in screen is small and ...
    Pocket Lint 27 Oct 2011
  • ... Decent image quality, mega zoom, optical image stabilisation, hotshoe for external flash. Not very different to S 30. 2.7in screen is small and low resolution, ...
    Trusted Reviews 31 Oct 2011
  • Four People Thought This Digital Camera Doesn't Take Good Landscape Photos

    Four people thought that the Canon PowerShot SX40 HS was bad for macro photography.

  • ... of shake and the images are ultra clear. I find the articulated screen comes in handy for awkward macro shots and of course shooting in crowds. I prefer ...
    Shadow1 - Amazon.co.uk 24 Aug 2012
  • ... good, one recharge after 12 days of daily usage. Slight problem with macro as tried to use it with zoom and it doesn't focus. Read the book and then OK. ...
    Plowst - Amazon.co.uk 1 Apr 2012
  • ... little slow recycling if shooting rapidly, friends have said that the macro function is less than impressive. Vari-angle LCD IS A winner.Battery life is ...
    Trevor - Amazon.co.uk 1 Sep 2012
  • ... little too sensitive. Relatively low-res LCD. EVF is small, low-res. Macro seems insufficient. No lens hood included. A little bit tiresome to hold after ...
    Imaging Resource.com 2 Apr 2012
  • Some Owners Thought This Digital Camera is Good for Portraits

    Two people thought that the Canon PowerShot SX40 HS takes good portraits.

  • ... camera are 'incredibly' good. I cannot state this too much! Portrait shots have this wonderfully smooth, milky look and the colours are beautifully saturated ...
    Pete - Amazon.co.uk 2 Aug 2012
  • ... amateur photographer. Thee zoom is fantastic ~ and really takes great photos of people as you can stand way back, zoom in and really make them the centre ...
    Mr. - Amazon.co.uk 29 Jun 2013
  • One Person Thought This Digital Camera is Not Good for Sports Photography
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    Some Customers Thought it is Good for Wildlife Photography

    Two people thought that the Canon PowerShot SX40 HS is good for wildlife photography.

  • ... I completely love it. Will never go back to a compact again. Great for taking wildlife shots...
    Geek - Amazon.co.uk 8 Mar 2014
  • ... done the trick. Bought specifically in honour of a cruise to Alaska I wanted him to be able to zoom in close enough to pick up wildlife etc and be pretty ...
    Sima - Amazon.co.uk 11 Jul 2013
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    Features

    Key Reasons For and Against

    Bigger than average optical zoom
    Has an image stabiliser
    Smaller than average minimum aperture number
    Has a built-in flash
    Longer than average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)
    380 battery life
    Smaller than average maximum aperture number
    One aspherical lens
    Has an orientation sensor
    4000 x 2664 still image resolution
    Higher than average maximum playback zoom
    1/2 to 1/2.5" image sensor size
    1280 x 720 pixels video resolution
    Shorter than average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)
    Supports custom colours
    Features multi burst mode
    Has an HDMI port
    Has an Auto Focus (AF) lock
    Has a flash exposure lock
    Has an auto Exposure (AE) lock
    Has an Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
    4000 x 3000 pixels image resolution
    Average camera shutter speed
    Average digital zoom
    Lower than average megapixels
    Only 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels video resolution
    Very low maximum ISO sensitivity
    Heavier than average
    Slower than average flash recharging time
    Smaller than average display diagonal
    Very low display resolution

    What the Reviews Say

    The vast majority of owners thought this digital camera had a good battery life
    7 out of 10 people thought the Canon PowerShot SX40 HS had a good design
    The vast majority of people thought it was easy to use
    Most people thought it has useful technical features
    Three people thought it was good when it came to technical guidance
    Some people thought it had an acceptable noise level
    9 out of 10 people thought it had a lens that was good
    Over 90 people thought it produced good quality pictures
    6 out of 10 customers thought it had a good flash
    Some customers thought it is good for wildlife photography
    Over 10 people thought it was not a good size
    More than 10 people thought the Canon PowerShot SX40 HS did not have a good screen or viewfinder
    Most customers thought it was not good for video capture
    Lower Than Average Megapixels

    The Canon PowerShot SX40 HS's sensor megapixels of only 12.1MP is lower than 75% of all cameras when ordered by this feature. Across all the digital cameras the megapixels range from 0.3MP to 80MP, and the average megapixels is 15MP.

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    4000 X 3000 Pixels Image Resolution

    The PowerShot SX40 HS has a maximum image resolution of 4000 x 3000 pixels. That's 25% lower image resolution than the most frequently found resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels.

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    Bigger Than Average Optical Zoom

    The Canon PowerShot SX40 HS's optical zoom of 35x is bigger than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the biggest 6% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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    Only 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels Video Resolution

    This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920x1080 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 is known as Full HD.

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    Has an Image Stabiliser

    The PowerShot SX40 HS has an image stabiliser. 69% of cameras also have an image stabiliser.

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    Smaller Than Average Minimum Aperture Number

    The minimum aperture number of the PowerShot SX40 HS of only 2.7 is smaller than average when compared to most other cameras. It is smaller than 75% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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    Very Low Maximum ISO Sensitivity

    The PowerShot SX40 HS's maximum ISO sensitivity of only 3,200 is lower than average when compared to most other cameras. It is lower than 65% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature. The ISO sensitivities (max) of cameras range from 200 to 820,000, and the average maximum ISO sensitivity is 15,000.

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    Average Camera Shutter Speed

    The camera shutter speed of the PowerShot SX40 HS of 0.000313s is fairly standard compared to most other cameras. It is longer than 60% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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    Has a Built-in Flash
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    The Canon PowerShot SX40 HS has a built-in flash, as do 70% of digital cameras.

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    Heavier Than Average

    The weight of the PowerShot SX40 HS of 557g is in the heaviest 13% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature. The average weight of all cameras is 300g, with the lightest being 50g and the heaviest being 2.7kg.

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    Longer Than Average Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

    The maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the PowerShot SX40 HS of 840mm is longer than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the longest 7% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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    380 Battery Life

    The PowerShot SX40 HS is a camera that takes 380 shots battery life.

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    Slower Than Average Flash Recharging Time

    The flash recharging time of the PowerShot SX40 HS of 10s is slower than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the slowest 21% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature. Cameras have flash recharging times of between 1s and 15s, and the average flash recharging time is 5.3s.

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    Smaller Than Average Maximum Aperture Number

    The maximum aperture number of the Canon PowerShot SX40 HS of only 5.8 is smaller than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the smallest 21% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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    One Aspherical Lens

    The PowerShot SX40 HS is a one aspherical lens camera. Most of the other digital cameras only have one aspherical lens.

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    Has an Orientation Sensor

    The PowerShot SX40 HS has an orientation sensor, unlike 94% of cameras which do not have an orientation sensor.

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    4000 X 2664 Still Image Resolution

    The highest still image resolution supported by the PowerShot SX40 HS is 4000 x 2664. That's 24% lower still image resolution than a 4320 x 3240 camera, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by cameras. In addition, this Canon digital camera supports a still image resolution of 480x480, 640x360, 640x424 plus 12 more values. The best resolution of all digital cameras is 6016 x 4016 and the worst is 4592x3064.

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    Smaller Than Average Display Diagonal

    Across all the digital cameras the display diagonals range from 1" to 6.7", and the average display diagonal is 2.9". The display diagonal of the PowerShot SX40 HS of only 2.7" is smaller than 70% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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    Higher Than Average Maximum Playback Zoom

    The maximum playback zoom of the Canon PowerShot SX40 HS of 10x is higher than 68% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature. Cameras have playback zoom (max) of between 1x and 39x, and the average maximum playback zoom is 8.7x.

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    1/2 to 1/2.5" Image Sensor Size

    This digital camera has a 1/2.3" image sensor size, which is the most commonly found image sensor size on digital cameras.

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    Very Low Display Resolution

    The PowerShot SX40 HS's display resolution of only 230,000 pixels is in the lowest 22% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature. The lowest display resolution of cameras is 23,000 pixels, the highest is 6,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 570,000 pixels.

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    1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

    The highest video resolution supported by the PowerShot SX40 HS is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's 56% lower video resolution than the most common resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. In addition, this digital camera supports video resolutions of 320x240 pixels, 640x480 pixels and 1280x720 pixels. Across all digital cameras the best resolution is 4096 x 2160 pixels and the worst is 1024 x 1024 pixels. A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is classified as HD and TVs supporting this resolution are referred to as "HD Ready". However the resolution is not as detailed as Full HD (1920 x 1080).

    A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is classified as HD and TVs supporting this resolution are referred to as "HD Ready". However the resolution is not as detailed as Full HD (1920 x 1080).

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    Shorter Than Average Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

    The PowerShot SX40 HS's minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 24mm is shorter than 74% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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    Average Digital Zoom

    The digital zoom of the PowerShot SX40 HS of 4x is pretty standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is bigger than 47% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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    Supports Custom Colours

    The Canon PowerShot SX40 HS supports custom colours, unlike 89% of cameras which do not support custom colours.

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    Features Multi Burst Mode

    The Canon PowerShot SX40 HS features multi burst mode. 86% of digital cameras do not feature multi burst mode.

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    Has an HDMI Port

    The Canon PowerShot SX40 HS has an HDMI port, which is unusual. 74% of cameras do not have an HDMI port.

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    Has an Auto Focus (AF) Lock

    The PowerShot SX40 HS has an Auto Focus (AF) lock. 71% of cameras do not have an Auto Focus (AF) lock.

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    Has a Flash Exposure Lock

    The PowerShot SX40 HS has a flash exposure lock, unlike 83% of cameras which do not have a flash exposure lock.

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    Has an Auto Exposure (AE) Lock

    The PowerShot SX40 HS has an auto Exposure (AE) lock, unlike 73% of digital cameras which do not have an auto Exposure (AE) lock.

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    Has an Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam

    The PowerShot SX40 HS has an Auto Focus (AF) assist beam, unlike 71% of cameras which do not have an Auto Focus (AF) assist beam.

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    Popularity

    Popularity

    The Canon PowerShot SX40 HS has been listed on Kagoo since January 2017 and is currently ranked number 88 out of 491 digital cameras.
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    Value for Money

    Value for Money

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    The majority of people thought the Canon PowerShot SX40 HS had a good price
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    Canon PowerShot SX40 HS Release Date

    September 2011

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    Canon PowerShot SX40 HS Specification

    Key Features
    Optical Zoom
    Weight
    Camera Type
    Megapixels
    Picture Quality
    Image Stabiliser
    Image Sensor Size
    Still Image Resolution
    Maximum Image Resolution
    Sensor Type
    Total Megapixels
    Supported Aspect Ratios
    Design
    Energy Star Certified
    Colour
    Lens System
    Digital Zoom
    Minimum Aperture Number
    Maximum Aperture Number
    Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
    Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
    Aspherical Lens
    Focal Length Range (F-F)
    Lens Type
    Lens Structure (Elements/groups)
    Combined Zoom
    Focusing
    Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
    Auto Focus (AF) Lock
    Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
    Normal Focusing Range
    Macro Focusing Range (Wide)
    Auto Mode Focusing Range (Wide)
    Focus Adjustment
    Auto Mode Focusing Range (Tele)
    Focus
    Normal Focusing Range (Wide)
    Normal Focusing Range (Tele)
    Light Exposure
    ISO Sensitivity
    Light Exposure Modes
    Maximum ISO Sensitivity
    Minimum ISO Sensitivity
    Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
    Light Metering
    Light Exposure Correction
    Light Exposure Control
    Shutter
    Camera Shutter Speed
    Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
    Camera Shutter Type
    Flash
    Flash Recharging Time
    Flash Modes
    Flash Range (Tele)
    Flash Range (Wide)
    Flash Exposure Lock
    Video
    Maximum Video Resolution
    Video Recording
    Video Resolution
    Motion JPEG Frame Rate
    Video Formats Supported
    Analog Signal Format System
    HD Type
    Audio
    Built-in Microphone
    Memory
    Compatible Memory Card
    Memory Slots
    Display
    Display Diagonal
    Field of View
    Display Resolution
    Display
    Viewfinder
    Viewfinder Type
    Ports & Interfaces
    PictBridge
    USB Version
    Camera
    Image Processor
    White Balance
    Photo Effects
    Self-Timer Delay
    Histogram
    Maximum Playback Zoom
    Orientation Sensor
    Custom Colours
    Image Editing
    Camera File System
    Multi Burst Mode
    Camera Playback
    Built-in Processor
    Scene Modes
    On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
    Weight & Dimensions
    Height
    Depth
    Width
    Weight (Including Battery)
    Battery
    Power Source Type
    Battery Technology
    Battery Supported
    Battery Type
    Battery Life
    Operational Conditions
    Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
    Operating Temperature (T-T)
    Other Features
    Video Capability
    Built-in Flash
    USB 2.0 Port
    HDMI Port
    Compatible Operating Systems
    Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
    Frame
    Camera Shutter Speed
    Video Memory Capacity
    Digital SLR

    Product Identifiers

    Manufacturer Part Numbers

    canon sx40, canon 35x

    Barcodes

     00013803134551,  03610170532613,  03610480107464,  04960999795829,  08714574573021,  08714574573038,  08714574573045,  08714574573052,  08714574573076

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